by Eric Christopher, C.P.L.T.
In this article, our first on IARRT training experiences, Eric Christopher shares some of his personal journey and how it has affected the course of his professional practice and private life. This is the first of, what we hope will be, many articles from our members relating their journey through IARRT training.
My journey through IARRT’s training began only three years ago. I had just graduated from a Marriage and Family Therapy program. I did not have to be highly intuitive to notice how interested and enthusiastic I became while reading about the effectiveness of therapies that utilized the deeper levels of consciousness within a client.
The first levels of IARRT’s training were indeed fascinating, yet challenging. It took practice both as a client and therapist before I began to feel comfortable with the Past Life Therapy process. Initially, it was not quite like all of the quick, smooth, and powerful examples of PLT I had read about in so many books. However, Jeff Ryan’s advice in the level two training echoed in my ears: “Get out of the way!” Soon I discovered that with continued effort, I was able to successfully get my left brain out of the way of the process both as a client and, when necessary, as a therapist. Just as with learning to drive a stick-shift car, it felt awkward at first, yet I soon became increasingly comfortable with it after each session. Likewise, after each consecutive training, I felt as if I leaped forward another level both personally and professionally.